The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 14 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing XML 9 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 9.89% 2.17% 6.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 26.47% 4.65% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +29.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
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County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
34 43 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 37.36% 46.74% 50.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 64
Average daily rate £375 £381 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the Belfast region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Belfast region.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML.

1 15 (71.43%) Web Services
2 13 (61.90%) JSON
3 11 (52.38%) HTML
4 10 (47.62%) OO
4 10 (47.62%) HTML5
5 9 (42.86%) Responsive Web Design
5 9 (42.86%) Ajax
5 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 9 (42.86%) CSS
6 8 (38.10%) CSS3
6 8 (38.10%) Backbone.js
7 7 (33.33%) Graceful Degradation
7 7 (33.33%) AngularJS
7 7 (33.33%) Oracle
7 7 (33.33%) XHTML
7 7 (33.33%) Web Design
7 7 (33.33%) TDD
8 6 (28.57%) Linux
8 6 (28.57%) DB2
8 6 (28.57%) Puppet
8 6 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (23.81%) Relational Database
9 5 (23.81%) Apple iOS
9 5 (23.81%) SQL
9 5 (23.81%) Java
9 5 (23.81%) RDBMS
9 5 (23.81%) JMS
9 5 (23.81%) SOAP
9 5 (23.81%) Banking
9 5 (23.81%) Ab Initio

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (19.05%) WebSphere
1 4 (19.05%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (14.29%) Xceptor
3 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (4.76%) Node.js
4 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Markit EDM
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) FTP
2 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) DB2
2 5 (23.81%) Relational Database
2 5 (23.81%) RDBMS
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
3 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
3 4 (19.05%) Triplestore
4 3 (14.29%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (4.76%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Subversion
1 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
2 2 (9.52%) JUnit
2 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
2 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) webpack
3 1 (4.76%) Bower
3 1 (4.76%) Grunt
3 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (4.76%) QUnit
3 1 (4.76%) Jasmine
3 1 (4.76%) Mocha
3 1 (4.76%) Ant
3 1 (4.76%) Maven
General
1 5 (23.81%) Banking
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (95.24%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Ab Initio Developer
4 3 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Web Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Web Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
6 1 (4.76%) AWS Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (4.76%) iOS Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior iOS Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Business Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (71.43%) Web Services
2 13 (61.90%) JSON
3 11 (52.38%) HTML
4 10 (47.62%) HTML5
5 9 (42.86%) Ajax
5 9 (42.86%) CSS
6 8 (38.10%) CSS3
6 8 (38.10%) Backbone.js
7 7 (33.33%) AngularJS
7 7 (33.33%) XHTML
8 5 (23.81%) JMS
8 5 (23.81%) SOAP
9 4 (19.05%) Sass
9 4 (19.05%) RESTful
10 3 (14.29%) WSDL
11 2 (9.52%) J2EE
11 2 (9.52%) REST
11 2 (9.52%) Java EE
11 2 (9.52%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (9.52%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) W3C
2 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 3 (14.29%) Digital Media
3 2 (9.52%) SWIFT
3 2 (9.52%) User Experience
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) Animation
4 1 (4.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Apple iOS
3 4 (19.05%) Android
4 2 (9.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) OO
2 9 (42.86%) Responsive Web Design
3 7 (33.33%) Graceful Degradation
3 7 (33.33%) Web Design
3 7 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) Parallel Processing
4 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Resource Management
4 4 (19.05%) Metaprogramming
5 3 (14.29%) iOS Development
5 3 (14.29%) Mobile Development
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (14.29%) Data Mapping
5 3 (14.29%) Web Development
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) BDD
6 2 (9.52%) Time Management
6 2 (9.52%) SDLC
6 2 (9.52%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) Shell Script
3 4 (19.05%) Bash Shell
3 4 (19.05%) Korn
3 4 (19.05%) SPARQL
4 3 (14.29%) ActionScript 2.0
4 3 (14.29%) ActionScript
4 3 (14.29%) Objective-C
5 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Puppet
1 6 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (9.52%) Control-M
3 1 (4.76%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (23.81%) Ab Initio
3 2 (9.52%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) Actimize
4 1 (4.76%) Twitter
4 1 (4.76%) F5